Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, June 18, 1931




Heart Failure Cause Of Death; Funeral Services To Be Held Friday Afternoon


August Erdman, Sr., 73, died at his home in Amherst Wednesday morning following a short illness. Death was due to heart failure, according to physicians. Mr. Erdman was born in Schwartzow, near Nugard, Germany, September 24, 1858. He came to America in 1883 and settled near Plainview, Nebraska. In 1884 he married Marie Buchholz at that place. His wife preceded him in death in 1928.


In 1907 he moved with his family to Holyoke where he resided until 1912, when he moved to Amherst, where he was living at the time of his death.


Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Amherst followed by burial in the Amherst Cemetery. Rev. W.W. Wilk will officiate.


Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Kreutz and Mrs. May Gansemer, Denver; and Anna and Martha of Amherst; and six sons, Harold, Amherst; Ernest, Haigler, Nebraska; Otto, Venango, Nebraska; August, Denver; Carl, Curtis, Nebraska and Will of Greeley.







Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, December 2, 1954




Ernst A.M. Erdman of Haigler, Nebraska, a former resident of Holyoke and Amherst, died Saturday at the Wray hospital following an extended illness. He was 56 years old.


Services were conducted at the Haigler Methodist church Tuesday morning and at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Amherst at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in Calvary cemetery near Amherst. He was a member of the Lutheran church.


Mr. Erdman had been in ill health for several years. During the past year he had undergone two major operations and had spent a great deal of time in the hospital. He had been at home from October 30 until Friday morning, when he was taken to the Wray hospital.


Ernst August Martin Erdman, one of ten children of August and Marie Erdman, was born July 8, 1898 in Plainview, Nebraska. In 1907 he moved to Holyoke with his parents and three years later the family moved to Amherst, residing there for a number of years. Mr. Erdman was a veteran of World War I.


On February 11, 1923 Mr. Erdman was united in marriage to Blanche Orene Stamper at Longmont. They made their home on their ranch north of Haigler. To this union three sons and one daughter were born. Mrs. Erdman passed away April 15, 1943.


On June 3, 1947 he was united in marriage to Marie Boersma. They made their home on the ranch until June 1954, when they moved to Haigler. The home has been in Haigler since that time.


Surviving Mr. Erdman are his wife; three sons, Paul, Dean and Earl Erdman, all of the Haigler community; one daughter, Mae; three brothers, August and Harold Erdman, Denver, and Otto Erdman, Venango; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Yeggy, Phoenix, Arizona and Mrs. Mary Kreutz and Mrs. Martha Claymon of Denver; and three grandchildren


Mr. Erdman was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl F. and William F. Erdman; and one sister, Mrs. Maye Gansemer.


Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, December 16, 1954



We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many kind and thoughtful expressions of sympathy during the last illness and death of our husband and father, Mr. Ernst Erdman. We especially thank our friends, the casket bearers and members of the American Legion who accompanied us to Amherst for the funeral services and burial. -

 Mrs. Ernst Erdman, Paul, Dean, Earl and Mae Erdman





Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, May 31, 1928




Wife Of August Erdman Passed On At Age OF Nearly 65 Years


Maria Erdman, wife of August Erdman, died at her home at Amherst at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Mrs. Erdman has been an invalid for some time following the second of a series of paralytic strokes about a year ago.


She was born in Damerow, Germany on December 31, 1863 and died at Amherst on May 30, at the age of 64 years, four months and 30 days.


A number of children and other relatives remain to mourn her loss. The funeral service will be held from the Lutheran Church at Amherst Friday. Burial will take place there also.


Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, June 4, 1928




Had Been Resident Of Amherst Community For About Twenty Years


One of the largest crowds gathered at Amherst Friday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. August Erdman that has been in attendance at a funeral for a long time. The Erdmans have been residents of the county since 1907 and are well and favorably known by all.


Since August 1920 when Mrs. Erdman suffered a stroke of paralysis, she has been in failing health until relived of her suffering on Wednesday, May 30, at the age of about 65 years.


Of the eleven children who had come into the Erdman home, 10 survive the mother together with the husband, 1 sister and a number of other relatives and friends.


The funeral service was held from the Lutheran Church at Amherst conducted by Rev. Wilk. The service was first in German and then given in English. Six sons served as pallbearers and the mother was laid to rest in the Amherst Cemetery.





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